Plymouth University

Legal Practice Top-Up



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LLM Legal Practice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you are looking to change direction in your legal career, have your sights set on becoming a partner or just want to know more about the law in practice then the LLM is a flexible way to progress your career ambitions. You will need to have successfully completed the PgDip in Legal Practice or have completed a Legal Practice Course at another recognised institution to be accepted onto the LLM. You can also top up from a recognised Bar Vocational Course. There are two routes you can follow - the work-based learning path or the research dissertation path. First though, you need to complete an intensive three-day masters preparation and planning module, after which you can choose which of the two routes to follow. If you choose the work-based path, then you will be expected to submit a substantial reflective work portfolio together with evidence of career planning and development. This could be work undertaken during a training contract, but not necessarily. Should you decide to opt for the research route then you will need to submit a 15,000–20,000-word law in practice project on a subject related to legal practice. An academic supervisor and possibly a work-based mentor will aid you, depending on which of the two paths you choose to take.


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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 3600 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 3600 GBP

Classification: Unknown

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